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By Joe Puglia | June 8, 2006
Was it that long ago when we held their timid little hands and helped them take that first step that would eventually lead us to let go? We dressed them in new clothes, fixed them a snack, tied their shoes, helped them blow their nose and off they went to kindergarten and their first days of school. We had no idea that these very children would someday define this town. I see them every day, dressed in a garb with signs that define their brashness. They're the 'High School Seniors' from the La Cañada schools: Flintridge Prep, Saint Francis, LCHS, Sacred Heart, Pinewood Academy, Renaissance Academy and Hillside School.
June 18, 2009
Following up from their second place finish in the San Clemente tournament, the La Cañada U10 Gold Softball team brought home the gold as the 2009 Moorpark Tournament Champions. La Cañada went undefeated in the tournament, posting a 5-0 record and outscoring their opponents 35-2 along the way. Hanna Heileson pitched a no hitter against Fillmore in the semi-final game. In the Championship game, La Cañada faced a rematch with a very tough Torrance squad they had beaten 1-0 a day earlier.
July 24, 2008
Powered by a career-best performance from 2008 La Cañada High graduate Patrick ?Russ? Burton, Fortune Fencing of Pasadena took first place in Senior Men?s Team Epee earlier this month at the Fencing National Championships in San Jose, Calif. Fortune?s three-man team of Burton, Garrett Carnahan and Sergio Fernandez bested 45 teams from across the country to take the title. It certainly didn?t come easy for Fortune as Burton, Carnahan and Fernandez had to hold off a last-minute surge from No. 1 seed Northwest Fencing Center of Oregon to get to the gold medal round.
By Ruth Longoria | May 8, 2008
The choral music department at La Cañada High School is attaining new heights this year, under the direction of choral director Anne Cherchian. The school’s 73-member concert choir recently returned from San Francisco, where it earned first place and a gold medal in its category at the Heritage Festival of Gold, as well as a special adjudicator’s award and an invitation to sing at the famed Carnegie Hall for an invitation-only festival in New York next fall. The concert choir earned a score of 94.5 of a possible 100 points.
July 21, 2005
When the random bracket drawings were released for the 10 and under division of the recent Amateur Softball Association Western District tournament at Santa Paula, it was quickly apparent that La Cañada's two 10 and under teams would play each other if they both lost their first games. That scenario ultimately played out. In its first game, the 10 and Under Gold Team faced off against San Clemente, taking a 1-0 lead when Campbell Owen bunted for a single, stole two bases and was singled in by Catherine Horner, who went 3-for- 3 at the plate.
June 30, 2005
La Cañada's 10-and-under Gold Team won two out of four games at Moorpark's seventh annual girls softball tournament, barely missing a chance to play in an eight-team single elimination playoff. Eighteen teams competed in the 10 and Under age division. The Spartans opened with a 3-1 victory over Sierra Madre, which had eliminated La Cañada in the prior week's tournament at Sylmar. Sierra Madre had no answer for Stephanie Bathke, who pitched a one-hitter with one walk and 13 strikeouts.
January 20, 2005
Since 1861, 3,459 individuals have received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Of the 770 Nobel Laureates, 112 received the Nobel Peace Prize. And nearly 36,000 individual and team Olympic medals have been awarded since 1932. Through a priceless exhibit of more than 300 hand-crafted medals on loan from recipients and artists of the American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA), Forest Lawn Museum introduces medallic art to Los Angeles. The medals, on exhibit beginning Jan. 22, are rare in their artistry, detail and beauty and serve as art pieces expressing thoughts about life.
March 8, 2007
The CCY Dragon swim team capped off a winning season by taking first place at the Southern California YMCA League Championships at the City of El Monte Aquatic Center. Ranging in age from six to seventeen, these 61 swimmers coached by Joy Lim, Richard Hamilton and John Loussisarian ended a stellar season as 48 young Dragons made the cut in the preliminary session to advance to finals. Eight Dragon swimmers had exceptional performances by winning all of their events, beginning with twelve-year-old Young Tae Seo who set a league record in the boys' 11-12 200 IM, then went on to ace the 100 and 200 free and anchor a winning relay.
November 12, 2009
Pro skater and X-Games gold medalist Ryan Sheckler will be at Sport Chalet this Sunday to make a personal appearance, greeting fans, signing things and promoting Ryan Sheckler?s Lip Balmer. (He won?t be skating, though, according to a representative with Alison Brod Public Relations). In 2003, Sheckler became the youngest gold medalist in X Games history when he won the gold medal in the street discipline. He has since won numerous medals at different contests. Sheckler more recently won a gold medal in street skating at the 2008 X-Games.
By Michael Bruer | March 12, 2014
The Tologs of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy welcomed a graduate of 1937 onto their campus on Wednesday, when Beverly Beesemyer arrived to speak. As a former WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot) who flew during World War II, Beesemyer was invited to address students gathered as part of the Suegene Kim Lecture series. PHOTOS: FSHA alum, former WASP, visits alma mater   She told the teens to “be yourself and do what you want to do, and don't ever hesitate going gung-ho for what you desire.
January 31, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge Jan. 25 Petty theft: shoplifting, AT&T store, 895 Foothill Blvd., 5:05 p.m. A white cellphone was stolen from a wall display. The act was captured on store surveillance. Two suspects entered the store through a rear entrance, one was helped by an employee while the other removed the phone from the display. Theft by access card, burglary from vehicle: 500 block of Houseman Street. Between 8 p.m. Jan. 25 and 7:30 a.m. Jan. 27. A wallet, debit card, 1 oz. gold nugget, driver's license, and various denominations of money were stolen from locked vehicle, a white Chevy Camaro.
By Dan Loumena | January 26, 2014
Steven Holcomb, the veteran bobsled champion, and Kate Hansen, a promising slider in the luge from La Cañada Flintridge, made it a banner day for U.S. competitors in season-ending World Cup competitions on Saturday. Holcomb became the seventh two-man bobsled pilot in World Cup history to win a second season title when he and brakeman Curt Tomasevicz finished seventh in Konigssee, Germany, on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reports .  Hansen became the first American to win a major singles luge competition since 2009 and a World Cup event since 1997 when she took the victory in Sigulda, Latvia.
December 26, 2013
A group of 50 Gold Award Girl Scouts will march down Colorado Boulevard on Jan. 1 in the Rose Parade . The girls will be a part of the Tournament Troop, which carries banners to announce the floats during the parade. Four of the Girl Scouts are from La Cañada Flintridge: Tracey Andrews, Lauren James, Andrea Klein and Erika Weiler. “We look forward to honoring so many amazing girls for stepping up to make this world a better place,” Lise L. Luttgens, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, said in a statement.
August 1, 2013
Madeleine Fisher of La Cañada Flintridge, a volunteer candy striper at Huntington Memorial Hospital and an active Girl Scout since the first grade, is putting the finishing touches on her Gold Award project this summer. As part of her project, Fisher has assembled 150 activity bags for the siblings of infants at the Pasadena hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. She has also collected clothing, blankets and diapers that will be donated to Elizabeth House to assist homeless women who are expecting babies.
By Carol | May 15, 2013
Lanterman Auditorium will be teeming with activity Sunday when the La Cañada Girl Scouts Service Unit holds its annual Gold, Silver & Bronze Award ceremony. The event, which gets underway at 4 p.m., will also honor those bridging to Adult Scout status. PHOTOS: Girl Scout Gold Awards rehearsal More than 20 La Cañada teens this year earned the prestigious Gold Award, Girl Scouts' highest achievement. The local unit is known for encouraging its members to develop their leadership skills.
May 8, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge March 26 Grand theft: 965 Foothill Blvd., 6:06 p.m. Gold bracelet worth $2,728 stolen from Cañada Jewelry and Gifts. The incident was reported May 1. May 2 Petty theft: The intersection of Foothill and La Cañada boulevards, 8:10 a.m. Wallet stolen out of woman's bag at bus stop. La Crescenta April 28 Vandalism: 2400 block of Prospect Road, between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Patio window and window frame damaged on home.
April 25, 2013
La Cañada Flintridge April 17 Residential burglary: 4900 block of Alta Canyada Road, 1:35 p.m. Safe, gold watch, pearl necklace and gold pocket watch stolen from home. April 17 Auto burglary: 1930 Foothill Blvd., 6:14 p.m. Leather purse containing a wallet with credit cards, checkbook, and a set of work keys stolen from car parked at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA. April 18 Possession of marijuana, switchblade knife: 5000 block of Rock Castle Drive, 12 p.m. A 20-year-old La Crescenta man was arrested for possessing marijuana and a knife.
October 5, 2012
Sept. 22 Burglary: 4400 block of Oak Grove Drive, before 2:57 p.m. Window smashed, two Coach purses and wallets, $100 in cash, gold-rimmed Dolce & Gabbana glasses and an iPod taken from a Lincoln Navigator. Sept. 23 Theft: 2100 block of Tondolea Lane, before 9:45 a.m. Apple iPod taken from a Honda Accord. La Crescenta/ Montrose Sept. 21 Burglary: 2564 Foothill Boulevard, 1:13 p.m. A man was arrested for placing a credit card “skimming” device and a small camera on the ATM at the U.S. Bank after a customer told employees he was loitering suspiciously.
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